Monday, October 24, 2016

Humble Roots by Hannah Anderson

  • Paperback: 208 pages
  • Publisher: Moody Publishers (October 4, 2016)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0802414591
  • ISBN-13: 978-0802414595

About the Book:

Feeling worn thin? Come find rest.
The Blue Ridge Parkway meanders through miles of rolling Virginia mountains. It’s a route made famous by natural beauty and the simple rhythms of rural life.

And it’s in this setting that Hannah Anderson began her exploration of what it means to pursue a life of peace and humility. Fighting back her own sense of restlessness and anxiety, she finds herself immersed in the world outside, discovering a classroom full of forsythia, milkweed, and a failed herb garden. Lessons about soil preparation, sour mulch, and grapevine blights reveal the truth about our dependence on God, finding rest, and fighting discontentment.

Humble Roots is part theology of incarnation and part stroll through the fields and forest. Anchored in the teaching of Jesus, Anderson explores how cultivating humility—not scheduling, strict boundaries, or increased productivity—leads to peace.  “Come unto me, all who labor and are heavy laden,” Jesus invites us, “and you will find rest for your souls.”
So come. Learn humility from the lilies of the field and from the One who is humility Himself. Remember who you are and Who you are not, and rediscover the rest that comes from belonging to Him.

My Thoughts:
Hannah Anderson tackles a topic that is sorely missing in our culture: humbleness.  Just watch the news, read the magazines, or check what's trending and you'll find one overblown ego after another.  But when someone demonstrates true humility and puts others first, society takes note.
Could it be because we are, deep down, hungry for humble living?  I encourage you to join Hannah as she takes her readers home to her roots in the mountains of Virginia.  She ties caring for the land with lessons from Scripture on practicing true humbleness of spirit.
Because it does take practice.  As humans, we aren't naturally humble, and we haven't been since the fall of man.  But the Bible tells us that God draws near to a humble heart and He resists the proud.  As Hannah so expertly demonstrates through some of the most gorgeous and lyrical writing I've read, there is rest and peace in living a humble life.
I received a complimentary copy of "Humble Roots" from Moody Publishing in exchange for an honest review.  I found "Humble Roots" refreshing and encouraging, and I know you will as well.  I'm giving this one "Such A Time", because true, genuine, Biblical humble living is so desperately needed in our world today.
Mark Your Place,



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